Jordan man killed, Israeli hurt at Israel’s embassy in Amman

July 23 (UPI) — A Jordan man died and an Israeli man was seriously wounded during a fight Sunday inside Israel’s embassy in Amman, an official said.

During a quarrel between the two for unknown reasons, the Jordanian sustained two gunshots in the shoulder and the Israeli was stabbed in the chest, a source told Al Jazeera.

Israeli authorities evacuated staff at the embassy, which is located in the Rabiyeh neighborhood, an affluent part of Amman, Jordan’s capital.

Large numbers of security personnel were on the scene, according to Ammon News.

Israeli authorities did not release any information regarding the incident, which comes amid increased tensions between Israelis and Muslims.

Israel installed metal detectors last week and added security cameras Sunday near the entrance of Temple Mount in Old Jerusalem. On July 14, two Israeli officers were killed and the three terrorists were later shot to death at the compound, which is sacred to Muslims and Jews.

Jordan is the official custodian of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem, but Israel handles security.

On Friday, about 8,000 Jordanians took to the streets of Amman to denounce the added security at the site.


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